MAI’s First Ultra Short Film Festival

In the Summer of 2020, MAI launched our first ever Ultra Short Film Contest. This film contest was held for youth and young adults (ages 12-25) to “Capture the Brilliance of CHE” in 2 minutes or less. For this contest, MAI requested the participants to spotlight the CHE Core Value #2a LOCAL OWNERSHIP moving the viewer in a creative, intriguing and sensational way. There were no requirements for specific types of equipment to create their film (ex. iPhones and other smart devices were acceptable).

A team from Reliant Creative volunteered their expertise as judges. We were pleasantly surprised to receive submissions from around the globe including British Columbia, USA, Egypt, Peru, Nigeria, India and more!

We announced the winners at a live streaming event held on February 26, 2021. Prizes were as follows: first ($500 award), second ($300 award) and third place winners ($200 award).

Watch the award ceremony here:


We look forward to making this an annual event to engage young people in our mission. Please contact us if you’d like to sponsor the next contest or participate.

First place winners, Lanno and Sativa, with their certificate and prize money!